April 14, 2017 (Hamilton, ON) – The collaboration between NCCH & MGCC to develop a Youth Cycling Program in the Toronto area has taken another big step forward by appointing its Coach/Coordinator, Mr. Nat Faulkner. Nat has a strong cycling background and youth leadership activities, through his involvement as a competitive cyclist, his involvement in Europe by assisting the National Road team, and now contributes as a ‘pilot’ for vision impaired riders.
Nat said “I am extremely excited to be involved in further developing of the Morning Glory Cycling Club’s youth development program. What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Following the successful model of NCCH, and using the experience and guidance of NCCH Manager/Head Coach Rick Lee, I cannot imagine a better time or place to work towards the long term development of cycling in the GTA. With the support of the Morning Glory Cycling Club’s 1,300+ membership base and passionate volunteers, the potential for the growth and success with this program is limitless.”
“MGCC has such a tremendous volunteer base, so it took our staff some time to find the right person to work with them. We are confident we have achieved that in appointing Nat. Having a person with passion for the sport as well a wealth of experience is a recipe for success. We are delighted to be working with MGCC to further develop the sport in GTA & Ontario”, said NCCH President Ward Black.
”Nat exudes passion for biking and kids at every level” said MGGC President & Co-Founder, Fraser Chapman. “We are lucky to have an individual of his caliber involved in this program. Our volunteers are likely to learn as much from him as our kids will. I know Nat will strike that perfect balance of fun, learning and competitive results for all of the youth involved.”
The program is currently calling for interested Youth to take part in weekly training sessions over the coming months and race season. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. The first training session will be conducted in early May, and will use areas such as the Bridle Path and Don Valley trail system to ensure a safe and fun environment.